BG holds a torch for the Olympics
Thousands of people lined the streets as the Olympic flame made its way through Lincoln yesterday and this morning - but not many people knew where it stayed overnight.
In fact the flame was kept under high security on the campus of Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, where 200 staff and around 40 vehicles spent the night before setting off to Nottingham today (28th June).
Senior management at the university college heard last year that they had successfully bid to host the Olympic Torch relay team, but staff and students at BG weren't told until yesterday.
Such was the security surrounding the overnight stay that no-one from the university college was told exactly where on campus the Olympic flame was kept.
"This is a real coup for BG and we were delighted to be chosen by LOCOG to accommodate the torch relay team during the Lincoln leg," said Rob Jones, Director of BG Enterprise.
"We secured this booking last year but given the security surrounding the torch relay we were unable to inform staff and students until we were given the all-clear.
"A number of high-profile venues in the area put in bids to host the relay and it's another feather in our cap in our 150th anniversary year that we were chosen as the host venue."